Grateful Dead Live at Hershey Park Stadium on 1985-06-28
FOB Sony D-5M Sennheiser 441's Recorded by Steve (the Lizzard)
http://db.etree.org/shninfo_detail.php?shnid=22517 sbe's were repaired with shntool
The most memorable part of the night for me was Morning Dew. It rained most of the night. By the time Dew started it was just a sporadic drizzle and the nearly full moon was peaking through the breaking clouds right over the stage. Magical!
Subject: Camping in the parking lot was cool
Subject: Goonie Birds
Subject: cold rain and beer
Subject: This version sounds like hell
This show is good for this year or Any year. Standout performance and can't think of a better cr&s, and the terrapin is on the all time list as well.
My favorite show of 85
get this source instead
Subject: This is a turd
The Hershey show was a poor performance, your being there does not make it any better!
Subject: One of the last great ones
But there is this show and the first set in Springfield a week or two earlier, and a few other nice sets here and there.
In terms of a complete show, this may be be the best ... maybe I'd toss that Irvine concert up there, although it is a much more drugged out and wacky performance than this tightly wound masterpiece, where every band member seems to be putting his own personal stamp on each song at just the right moment.
The DEAL is hair-raising, MUSIC NEVER STOPPED is popping, and there is not a better version of TOM THUMBS BLUES anywhere in the concertography.
I've commented on the sndboard recording elsewhere. This recording is different but it still rocks. It would probably rock if it was recorded in a plastic bag filled with mushrooms stuffed into someone's crotch to get past the Hershey Park "security."
Subject: wasted on youth
Subject: Chacolate Rain
this show brings back the early days for me as well. My 1st show was thier next stop at merriweather. But the guy who took me went to this one. I was 15 yrs old and remember him talking about how it rained it's ass off. The bootleg that he later gave me he entitled "Chocalate Rain". Seemed appropriate! I still have that original tape from 20 years ago. It is a cherished part of my collection. Had to give it 5 stars for memories and songlist.
Subject: this was my first Dead show
i of course didn't realize at the time that estimated->terrapin was an unusual segue or that it was the last bottom->superstitious or that it was peculiar that the 1st set ended with three straight Jerry songs (but i guess that got evened out in the 2nd set).
though Jerry's vocals were lacking most of 1985, IMO that is one of the finer years of Brent-era Gratefuls...
Subject: won't belabor the Dew point, but...
I won't claim to have an objective ear for this review as this show changed my life... I was just a young grommet but even then I knew the show I was attending was something truly special; not sure if I attended a better one over the next ten years.
I'll remember this night until the day I die... Whenever I roadtrip somewhere for a show I listen to 6/28/85... nobody talks about how cookin' Promised Land is on this tape! Jerry had zero problems belting out "tidewater four-ten-o-nine!" which brings a tear to my eye despite the up-tempo.
does the jamming get more psychedelic than Music Never Stopped? most people are down on Miracle but at the time my rain-soaked goony head really needed to hear something 'normal'... i was so out of my head that i kept passing fatties to the guy next to me who didn't smoke...
of course the tendency is to overrate a show you attended but this one stands the test of time, amigos.
Subject: One of my first bootlegs
This particular night has an amazing first set. Often in 85, the first sets were as good as the second sets (not unlike 72 or 77), and this is no exception. That doesn't mean the second set is lacking at all. There's a lot energy in the summer of 85, and this show is a good representation of that fact.
The recording is above average for an audience recording. For that it gets a 5 star rating. Peace!
Subject: One of my favs
Subject: one of the best dead shows ever!!!!!
a must download for any deadhead who doesn't already have it....
listen to music and terrapin
Subject: rich, full sound with lots of low end...
who cares!! IT SOUNDS GREAT! and this is one of the shows listed in the taper's compendium as a MUST HAVE for 85...
all you purists who complain and whine about sound really need to get a life! do you have any idea how ridiculous you sound?
thanks for uploading this-- much much better than the old days of waiting for tapes in the mail... but somehow not quite as exciting...
Subject: Rain? Who cares!!!!
sound and stadium get 3 stars but band effort and overall the show was a five star.
Subject: FOB? Maybe
Subject: Wet and Wonderful
Yes, there was a rain. Yes, there were sparks flying off the stage. Yes, in any other circumstance I would have been completely miserable and fearing for my life. But instead, for probably the first time in my life I realized that I was in place where I could do just about anything and not be judged.
I danced like there was no tomorrow. I knew practically none of the songs, but to this day I have this mystical and magical memory of Estimated Prophet going into Terrapin Station.
I went to plenty of shows after this, but this show where I stood in the mud and danced in the rain was never surpassed. Just great!
Subject: it's not the sbd...but
Subject: All Wet
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